Rub question...

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by billm75, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. billm75

    billm75 Smoke Blower

    Hey guys,

    I'm working on getting my personal rub packaged for retail sale. We're still working out the final formula and pricing, but all that aside, I had a question for you if you didn't mind....

    My rub is an all purpose BBQ rub, I've used it for years on beef, pork, ribs, and chicken. It's got a cinnamon base, and a very mild heat, almost non-discernible sometimes. However, everyone who has sampled it loves it. Very few people ever reach for the BBQ sauce when I make up a batch of brisket or pork.

    So, my question to you is....do you like the idea of a cinnamon based sweet rub?

    When i get all the details worked out and see that I can afford things, I'll be asking for about 8 or so folks to try it out free and give me some feedback on it. But, let me warn you, it may be a month, it may be 4 months before I have it packaged. It all depends on costs.
     
  2. grillin_all_day

    grillin_all_day Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Using cinnamon is an interesting concept. Does it get pricey to use it as the base? I would imagine if you're making a large batch for a butt or brisket, wouldn't you need a lot of cinnamon? I'd be interested in trying it out for sure though!
     
  3. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Sounds interesting. I'd love to try it. I like a bit of cinnamon in chili, so why not in a BBQ rub.
     
  4. kanadan

    kanadan Fire Starter

    id be willing to try it and give some feedback.
     
  5. billm75

    billm75 Smoke Blower

    it's pretty interesting how it works out actually, you don't need a ton of cinnamon to get that flavor going. And it's not so overpowering that you think you're eating french toast. LOL

    I'll keep this thread updated as I get closer to getting it packaged.
     
  6. denver dave

    denver dave Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    If you still need volunteers, I'd love to give it a try.[​IMG]
     
  7. hogfan40

    hogfan40 Meat Mopper

    I'll put my taste buds up for a chance to try it. I have tried rub like this in the past. still working on the final rub.
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I also am very game to new things and would be willing to try some myself. If I don't start playing with some too. After all you cann't learn if you don't try.
     
  9. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Here's a volunteer from the PNW. Always up for a new taste.
     
  10. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use cinnamon in my rub as well.......definitely not enough to call it cinnamon based.

    Good luck with your venture.
     
  11. Keep us posted. When you have it for sale.......I'll buy some.
     
  12. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I personally wouldn't use a cinnamon based rub as an all purpose BBQ rub. It sounds more specific to pork in my opinion. Best of luck on your new venture.
     
  13. buffalosmoke

    buffalosmoke Meat Mopper

    NH
    I have used cinnamon in my rubs every now and then. I like it. I also use fresh ground allspice in my rib rub.

    Best of luck in your venture....let us know when it's available.
     
  14. triplebq

    triplebq Smoking Fanatic

    Tx
    There goes yet another secret out ... Cinnamon in brisket rub ... well I also use redhots in my BBQ sauce ...
     
  15. badhazard

    badhazard Newbie

    ill sample it too.
     
  16. kevin13

    kevin13 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    If you still need volunteers, I'd be interested. As others have said, please keep us posted as this sounds pretty good.
     
  17. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I love cinnamon in my rub especially on ribs. Send me some samples. [​IMG] haha
     
  18. badfrog

    badfrog Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sounds interesting! I have been blending various spice combo's for years - chili powders, rubs, herb blends, season salts etc... I have not personally tried cinnamon in bbq rub but I like the idea of it...send me some and I will be happy to let you know what I think.
     
  19. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    many cultures around the world use what we call "sweet spices" yet there is no sugar in the preparation....alspice, mace and nutmeg are some other examples. if you like you can send me some as well and i'll give you my honest answer.
     
  20. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Actually it is not in my brisket rub. LOL

    Just for pork.
     

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